So, many of us have friends and associates that are all different in there own way. Most times we have a couple of people in our circle that are super similar to us but then we have a few that are total opposite. In life and in business it is extremely important and you are selected with the type of people you choose to spend time with. The people you hang around can either influence you for better or for worse. With that being said we want to make sure that we set standards and qualifications for the people we allow in our circle. Think about the question “What qualifies people to be in your circle?”
Below I will give you a few pointers on some of the standards/qualifications people need to have to be in my circle.
Trust in any relationship is everything. It is extremely important that you are able to trust those in your circle. The trust factor doesn’t come over night; it’s built over time. You want to make sure that you can be yourself when the people in your circle are around. You never want to feel like you have to filter yourself when speaking. If you need to bounce business ideas off of someone you should be able to do that with the people you are closest to and you cannot do this without knowing you can trust them.
People in my circle must be outgoing. Although some people may be more introverted like myself its good to have people around who are more outgoing, it brings balance. Introverts always need those friends that are super sociable to bring that side of us out. Another reason being outgoing qualifies people to be in my circle is because most of the time they are don’t mind networking with other people. This is a great way to expand your professional network, through referral.
Although everyone doesn’t think exactly the same you want to have people in your circle that have the same morals and values as you. For example, if you are big on ethics and your friends are all about breaking the rules because they feel like rules are made to be broken, your friendship might not work. It’s very important to know how your friends think and what they believe in.
Having motivated people in my circle is on the top of my list. If you are not motivated and don’t have the desire to chase after your dreams you can’t be in my circle. This is because people who aren’t motivated can influence you to become the same way. Often, they will not understand your drive and motivation so when you aren’t able to hang out because you are investing in your future it could cause issues. Also, I have the tendency to take on other people’s dreams so I try to push them harder to pursue their dreams because I see potential in them. I often end up caring more about people’s dreams than they do.
The above list are just a few things that qualify people to be in my circle, there are many more. It is important that you examine yourself and those who you are considering as a friend or business and personal purposes. Friends have a major impact on our day-to-day routines.
Tell me, what qualifies people to be in your circle and why?